The Leibniz Institute for Jewish History and Culture – Simon Dubnow (DI) is dedicated to interdisciplinary research across multiple eras of Jewish life worlds in Central and Eastern Europe, from the Middle Ages through to the present. This research adopts a pan-European perspective and includes areas of Jewish emigration, especially Israel as well as North and Latin America.

Through events, university courses, and a broad range of publications, the research findings are presented both to a specialist audience and the interested public. This includes the internationally renowned bilingual »Jahrbuch des Dubnow-Instituts/Dubnow Institute Yearbook«; the essay series »toldot«, and the magazine »Jüdische Geschichte & Kultur«. On the blog »Mimeo,« scholars offer an overview of their current research projects. The special collection of the institute library is also open to students and guests.


Studies of the Dubnow Institute

Volume 33
Offenbarungsphilosophie und Geschichte

Inka Sauter

Göttingen 2022


Geschichtsoptimismus und Katastrophenbewusstsein

Ed. by Jan Gerber, Philipp Graf and Anna Pollmann

Göttingen 2022


Volume 2
Ein Drama in Akten

Bilha Shilo

Göttingen 2022



Jewish Responses to the Massacre in Damascus 1860

mit Orit Bashkin

25th May 2022, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST)
Digital event


Exhibition: Jewish Album

Photographs by Rita Ostrovska

Next guiding tour: 27 May 2022, 1 and 5 p.m.
Dubnow Institute


GYSM – GIF Young Scientist Meetings

Sovereignty, Entitlement, and Belonging: Jewish Legal Responses to Transition and Crisis in the 20th Century

30 May to 2 June 2022
Yearim Hotel, Kibbutz Ma’ale Hahamisha, Israel


»Wir halten es für fahrlässig, über uns zu schweigen.« (Serhij Žadan)

Leipzig Lecture Series on Literature, Culture and History of the Ukraine

14 April to 7 July 2022, thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m.
Lecture Hall in the Bibliotheca Albertina// Polish Institute


Bücher in »fremden Händen«

Die Privatbibliothek Franz Rosenzweigs in Tunis und Versuche des Transfers nach Jerusalem

with Julia Schneidawind

7 June 2022, 10 a.m.
Dubnow Institute


The Colony and the Village:

Jewish Memories of Hierarchical Coexistence in Ottoman and Mandate Palestine

mit Liora R. Halperin

15th June 2022, 5.15–6.45 p.m. (CEST)
Digital event